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Working with partners in the rural area of Kakamega District in Western Kenya 


Kakamega district faces many of the challenges of rural Africa - poverty, underinvestment in public services, health problems, agricultural challenges, climate change. Green Olive Trust empowers local partners to invest in people and build the long term resilience of the community.

In the last 5 years Green Olive Trust has given bursaries to more than 50 promising young people so that they could gain an education at high school, university or college. 


2019 and 2020 brought huge challenges.  Heavy rains caused by climate change have devastated crops and caused flooding. Locust swarms just missed the area but there is concern that next year won’t be so lucky. 

 The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the area in similar ways to the UK; many have lost their jobs, schools and universities have been closed for months and on-line learning has been very challenging for students without laptops and internet connection.

                                                    Green Olive university students meet to support one another

Registered Charity Number 1165906